Bergamot is a unique citrus fruit which many know from the oil that infuses Earl Grey tea. It is said that bergamot is the result of a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, which may explain its unique bittersweet flavor. This traditional dessert is inspired by the unique citrus fruits brought centuries ago to the island of Chios by the Venetians. Handmade with pieces of bergamot citrus peel floating in a simple syrup of sugar, lemon juice and water - no preservatives or additives at all, just simple island sweetness. Enjoy it on its own or atop yogurt, ice cream, or cheesecake. It's a flavor unlike any other!
HOW TO USE IT
We love Spoon Sweets as a topping for cheesecake, flan, panna cotta, and flourless chocolate cake (recipe on our blog). You can also dice the peel and add to your favorite yogurt, overnight bowls, and cookies for a unique flavor. Pair cheeses with it for a unique sensorial experience. And of course, you can even enjoy it the traditional Greek way, as a spoonful of sweet luxury with your afternoon coffee. Bergamot has a sparkling bright color and almost crunchy texture that’s even better with tea, iced or hot.
INGREDIENTS & NUTRITION
Sugar, bergamot peel (40%), lemon juice.
For every 100gr (3.5 oz), Calories: 301 kcal
Total Fats: 2g
of which Saturates: 5g
Total Carbohydrates: 72g
of which Sugars: 65g
STORAGE: Preserve at room temperature, in a cool, dark and dry place.
SIZE: 380 g/13.40 oz
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Whole pieces of fruit & peel float in an all-natural vegan syrup, giving creative cooks a unique topping to their favorite desserts and a lighter alternative to traditional candied fruit. Try one of our favorite recipes below or click on the button for more easy & tasty recipes that bring a touch of Greek sunshine to breakfast & desserts.
We chose Citrus for the way they have exalted the rare variety of Chian Mandarin, a PGI product, and for the passion they bring to all of their exclusive small-batch products. We love that we can help the team bring the rich history of the Greek island of Chios into a more contemporary, dynamic present here in the States.